Ever heard of the number one quadrillion? It’s a one followed by fifteen zeroes. One million billion. That’s how many ants are estimated to exist in the world.
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Clearly, ants are part of life on planet Earth. But when their lives get a little too close to us for comfort, it’s time to take action. If your home or property is infested with ants, you know what pests they can be.
Ants in your yard can damage your lawn or garden, while ants indoors can cause structural damage by chewing your foundation, walls, insulation, and even electrical cables. Some types of ants have painful stings, while others can spread disease. And don’t forget about the straight-up frustration of finding ants in your pantry, cupboard, or anywhere else where food is stored or left out.
In Manitoba, we have a few common ant species, including Carpenter Ants, Pavement Ants, Sugar Ants, and Pharaoh Ants. Ants live for several years individually and thrive in colonies that can contain up to 500,000 ants in total. They leave behind a scent for each other to follow when they discover food or another attractant, and this is how they communicate with other ants about what routes to follow. Often, these routes originate at a nest.
Most do-it-yourself ant treatments only deal with ants you can see. If you want to get to the nest – the root of your problem – it’s probably time to call in an expert.
Gilles Lambert Pest Control Services Inc. will begin by accurately identifying the type of ants on your property. Knowing which type of ants are responsible for your infestation is the first step in understanding how to deal with them. From there, our technicians will determine the most suitable treatment plan, which may include preventative measures (such as removing attractants) as well as active pest control strategies.
Our technicians will use a pest control solution appropriate to the type of ants and the scope of the infestation you are dealing with. They will focus on finding and eliminating ant nests as well as visible insects. Methods may include bait solutions, dust solutions, spraying solutions, or a combination of two or more approaches, depending on the situation.
While any treatment has the potential to be harmful if used improperly, rest assured that at Gilles Lambert Pest Control Services Inc., our experienced technicians are highly trained in implementing solutions properly, safely, and with the utmost concern for the well-being of your family – whether they have four legs or two. We always begin with the least invasive approach and use as few chemicals as possible.
To ensure that ants don’t return, take practical steps to seal up cracks in your home and store food properly. Removing attractants is key to reducing future ant infestations.
Yes! While not dangerous to humans, Carpenter Ants can be dangerous to property since they chew through wood, like termites. If you’re dealing with an infestation of this nuisance species, call GL Pest Control to remove current nests and prevent future colonies from establishing themselves.
If you’re seeking outstanding insect control service, look no further than Gilles Lambert Pest Control Services Inc. Customers in the Winnipeg area and beyond trust us to provide prompt service and get the job done. Whether you’re located in Winnipeg, Oak Bluff, or Portage la Prairie, you can count on our company to take care of your ant infestation. We guarantee you’ll be more than satisfied with the services provided, whether you require ant removal or help with another pest on your property. Give us a call today!